Due to some health issues, this challenge was delayed by a day. Apologies for the late post- the challenge is now up and running!
Warm greetings to all!
Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Catch-Up!
The challenge clock has restarted once again and it’s time to open our arms to a brand new challenge theme.
This week’s challenge celebrates the Month of Love and the holidays this week and is…
Love is a foundational human emotion that has been the subject of fascination throughout history. In magick, many spells have some aspect of love included- as love is one of the most commonly requested focuses for magick!
Despite (or perhaps because of) its popularity, love spells are a hot topic in the magickal world. Many love spells walk a fine ethical line and often take a central role in debates about magickal ethics. Before casting a love spell, be sure to study the spell and always ask yourself if the magick involved breaks any boundaries or morals that you hold yourself to.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to pursue this essential aspect of our lives and fascinating area of magick in wholesome and ethical ways! Love spells don’t have to be about bending someone else’s will to your own, love spells can just as easily involve things such as:
self-love, improving relationships, finding a soulmate, connecting with others, glamour magick, working with deities of love, and so much more!
This week is all about exploring the magick of love- but as always, how you do so is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
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Love Magick is as a vast and curious as the emotion of love itself- feel free to pursue the magick of love however you’d like! To help you get started, here are just a few suggestions of things you might do for the challenge:
Looking for love? Witches have long been implored for spells relating to love. Feel free to dive into the world of love spells for the challenge this week- just remember to always check your ethics before casting any spells that may break your personal magickal code of morals!
Long associated with love and romance, roses are often a key ingredient in love and glamour magick. Feel free to learn about roses, give them as an offering, or include them in spellwork this week!
Herbal Love Magick
While roses may be the first thing to come to mind, there are many flowers and plants that involve love!
From yarrow to forget-me-nots, violets to peonies- there are many flowers that symbolize love, relationships, friendships, and bonds. Feel free to explore and learn about flowers and herbs or use love-related plants in your spellwork this week.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and/or Lupercalia
Valentine’s Day can be traced back to pagan roots- have you ever heard of the Festival Lupercalia? Dig into magickal history and explore the ancient Roman festival that some say purified the city and others say was a bloodbath of primal lust.
Work with a Deity of Love
There are many deities to call upon when it comes to troubles or blessings of the heart. Consider learning about, making offerings, or working with a deity of love this week.
Delve into passion, lust, and high emotions with Sex Magick. You might learn more about it, or work
While we welcome entries exploring Sex Magick, please remember that this part of the forum is public and accessible to minors. Please post any Sex Magick entries in A Sacred Space and label with a sensitivity warning. Thank you!
Did you know that different types of chocolate carry various meanings in magick? Learn more about the magick of chocolate and give chocolate spells a try this week!
→ Chocolate Love Blessing Ritual (note: you must be logged into an active Spells8 account to view this ritual)
While it’s nice to give love to others, don’t forget the most important person in your life: yourself! Explore the magick of love this week with some self-love and self-care work.
Honoring Lost Loves
Love is a powerful force that can cover many emotions- not all of them happy or positive. For the challenge this week, you may take some time to reflect on past loves through journalling, spellwork, or reflective meditation.
Friendship and Other Relationships
Love is so much more than just romantic love- take some time to celebrate other kinds of love in your life! Share your love for your friends, coworkers, and other special people.
Love is a vast area of life and magick- feel free to pursue this week’s theme in a way that works best for you and your unique magickal practice!
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Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience
To participate in the challenge, please share:
- How you explored love magick in your practice this week
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new thread in the forums.
Note : If you choose to create a new thread, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post so that I can easily find it- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, February 15th at 7:00 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time)
( 2022-02-15T12:00:00Z )
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
Picture from The Gypsy Thread: Lupercalia: The Deliciously Lustful Origin of Valentines’ Day
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
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May your magick help to strengthen the bonds you hold dear and may you always have a life blessed with much love!
Love and Light!